NB_360_21_12 - NB 360-21-12 PER – 2022 NRCS Engineer of the Year Award Nominations
NB 360-21-12 PER – 2022 NRCS Engineer of the Year Award Nominations
National Bulletin: 360-21-12 Date: September 10, 2021
Subject: PER – 2022 NRCS Engineer of the Year Award Nominations


 

Purpose.  To request nominations of NRCS engineers for the 2022 NRCS Engineer of the Year Award.

 

Expiration Date.  December 31, 2022

 

Background.  Each year the Conservation Engineering Division (CED) assembles a panel to select the NRCS Engineer of the Year. Selection as NRCS Engineer of Year highlights NRCS engineers’ professionalism, dedication to public service, and important contribution to the NRCS mission. Selection is a significant honor for the engineer and the State, area, or center in which they serve.

After the panel selects the NRCS Engineer of the Year, CED nominates that individual for the Federal Engineer of the Year Award (FEYA). The Professional Engineers in Government (PEG), an Interest Group within the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), sponsors the FEYA, which recognizes Federal engineers for their engineering achievements, continuing education, professional and technical society activities, other awards and honors, and civic and humanitarian activities.

 

Explanation.  To nominate an engineer within your span of supervision for this award, use the attached FEYA Application (Attachment A). Do not send the application form to NSPE. CED sends the FEYA application for the selected NRCS Engineer of the Year to NSPE for consideration as Federal Engineer of the Year.

Return the completed nomination form to claudia.hoeft@usda.gov via email by close of business Friday, October 15, 2021, along with a portrait photo of the nominee and a photo of them at work. CED will not accept late applications.

For information on developing strong applications and completing the nomination form, see “Hints for Developing an NRCS Engineer of the Year Nomination (2022)” (Attachment B).

NSPE is planning an in-person award ceremony on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Provided there are no travel restrictions, the NRCS Engineer of the Year, their spouse or significant other, and supervisor will attend the FEYA award ceremony.

 

Contact.  Please contact the Acting Director, CED, at (202) 720-0772 with any questions.

 
 


 /s/

J. XAVIER MONTOYA
Deputy Chief for Science and Technology, Acting
                 

 

Attachment A:  FEYA Application
Attachment B:  Hints for Developing an NRCS Engineer of the Year Nomination (2022)

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